Harper College

Humanities Resources

Below you will find links to resources related to the discipline. If you find a site that you believe should be included in this collection of resources, be sure to let us know.


  • Semiotics and the Media: Created by Tom Streeter, this site contains a hypertext essay that explains how semiotics is used to analyze advertising, the media, and contemporary culture.


  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab: Also known as "OWL," Purdue's online writing lab is an excellent resource for writers. It offers handouts and materials covering everything from grammar to MLA style and documentation.
  • Bartleby.com
    An extensive resource, this site contains an abundance of searchable references, from the American Heritage Dictionary to Simpson's Contemporary Quotations.


  • Absolut Ad: This well-designed and well-organized site offers an extensive collection of Absolut ads, as well as spoofs of the popular campaign.
  • Ad Access: Maintained by Duke University, Ad Access offers images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed between 1911 and 1955.
  • Ad Flip: Hailed as the "world's largest archive of classic print and magazine ads," Ad Flip offers an extensive collection of advertisements from the 1940s through today.
  • ADSlogans: This site offers a large database of advertising slogans, catchphrases, straplines, claims, end lines, and taglines.
  • Adbusters: Through creative resistance, this not-for-profit magazine seeks to change "the way we interact with the mass media and the way in which meaning is produced in our society."
  • Memefest: Tired of "radical doses of branding and commercial information," this site offers a collection of user-submitted anti-ad art.

Television & Film

  • ABC.com offers network information and details about such shows as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage DaughterThe Bachelor, and The Bachelorette.
  • CBS.com offers network information and details about such shows as CSIEverybody Loves Raymond, and Survivor.
  • FOX.com offers network information and details about such shows as American IdolThat '70s Show, and Temptation Island.
  • History of Reality Television: In an attempt to account for the success of shows like Survivor, this piece takes a look at the history of reality-based programming.
  • Internet Movie Database
    This extensive database offers film summaries and cast information as well as actor biographies, filmographies, and photos.
  • NBC.com offers network information and details about such shows as EdFriendsScrubs, and Will and Grace.
  • Rotten Tomatoes: A database of reviews from the nation's top critics, this site offers a unique rating system that assigns films "fresh" or "rotten" ratings based on critical consensus.


  • Capitol Records: This site offers news about and previews of such artists as Coldplay, Radiohead, The Dandy Warhols, Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, and Dirty Vegas.
  • Eminem--The Official Site: This official site of the controversial rapper includes news, tour information, audio, video, forums, and more.
  • MTV.com offers music news and reviews, television show details, a database of bands, streaming music, and more.
  • Sony Music: The home of Columbia, Epic, and other associated recording labels, this site offers news about and previews of such artists as Bow Wow, Jessica Simpson, and John Mayer.
  • Virgin Records: This site offers news about and previews of such artists as The Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, and Gang Starr.

Sports and American Culture

  • ESPN.com offers sports news, scores, fantasy games, chats, opinion, and more.
  • Gender Equity and Sports: Maintained by the Univeristy of Iowa, this site offers coverage of Title IX, including an overview, lawsuits, related actions, and resources.
  • National Basketball Association (NBA): The official site of the NBA, this site offers links to all of the major teams, stats, news, schedules, standings, highlights, and more.
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)The official site of the MLB, this site offers links to all of the major teams, stats, news, schedules, standings, and more.
  • National Football League (NFL): The official site of the NFL, this site offers news, stats, standings, teams and players, logos, and more.
  • PGA Tour: This site offers golf scores, news, statistics, schedules, and player information for the PGA, Champions, Nationwide, LPGA, and European Tours.
  • SI.com: The product of CNN and Sports Illustrated, this site offers comprehensive sports coverage, including news, scores, opinion, and more.


Last Updated: 11/13/23